Monday, July 18, 2016

I'm Bad at Keeping Up with My Blog

{disclaimer: this post is about to be HELLA long, sorry not sorry}

L O L let me just tell you something... I've been trying to tell myself to sit down and write for this blog for over 4 months now & I just couldn't seem to find the concentration to sit and blog. #oops

Since I last updated you on my adventures in 2016, I've done A LOT so let's get all caught up and acquainted again! 

Only a few weeks after my last blog post my plans to visit George at Ole Miss were put into motion! 

I was so happy to have Sydney make the 6 hour drive with me to Oxford, MS. Our drive featured a lot of throwback Britney music & life talks. Sydney even toured the law school at Ole Miss while we were there! (here's to hoping she gets to go there!) 
George was more than excited to show Sydney and I around Ole Miss, including visiting the Grove, where all the Rebel tailgates are held!
Syd & I felt so welcome in the Phi Mu Alpha Delta house and were so excited to visit with the women of their chapter! 

 Only a few days after getting home from Oxford I was on a plane to Atlanta, GA for Phi Mu Officer Academy! OA is a new program that Phi Mu has started which gathers executive board members from every chapter in the nation for training-- that's over 800 Phi Mu women in one building! 

I made a friend at OA! Sam is a member of the Phi Mu chapter at Mercer University in Georgia!

#thankful that Delta Airlines served Starbs on the plane bc I was in need of a boost after three non-stop days of Phi Mu training! 
In March our chapter held a Father-Daughter baseball game! My dad wasn't able to make it to the event; however, the rest of my family came to support, my brother even played with me! 

Fast forward to the end of March: Greek Week was upon us & (despite my lack of pictures from this week) there was SO MUCH going on. George was on spring break and instead of heading to the beach he spent the week with me.
 {read: He was dragged to every event of the week & was volun-told to help move props for songfest}
George was a trooper when it came to coming to the Greek Week events with me
Syd and I loved the sisterhood retreat FRIENDS theme! 
 Every spring Kappa Eta holds our philanthropy event, Dodge-A-Paluza! Dodge is a dodgeball tournament held on campus & all the proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! This year Kappa Eta raised over $20,000!!!!!!!!!!

I was in complete awe when formal rolled around; I felt like 2016 had just started! More importantly, I was happy to have George with me to dance the night away!  

I felt like this picture needed to be shared with the world. This is a true insider look at our relationship: me being sassy about something and George half listening but still nodding along lol

The month of May always feels like it's going to be overwhelming & exciting all at once; however, I think this May was pretty chill. I didn't have many final exams, actually I had none, so I just enjoyed the lack of schoolwork and relaxed for most of the month. 

Obligatory Phi Mu picture because why not

George & I went to the Greek Festival in New Orleans for the second year in a row! Of course I had to get a Gyro! 
I've been going to the beach a lot more this summer than last year and I have to say it's a very welcome change. It's nice to be able to sit down enjoy the waves and breeze every once in a while! 

I'M 20!!!!!!!!Taylor and Sydney made the drive from Thibodaux to spend my 20th with me & they made it such a good day!  george was there, too
On June 4th my brother got married! 
shoutout to my brother for making me ugly cry at his wedding. much luv bro. 
In case you're unfamiliar with cake pulls I'll explain: in this area little charms are inserted into the wedding cake and selected single women are chosen to pull the charms out. Each charm has a meaning and pulling the wedding ring charm is supposed to mean that you're next to get married! (hence george's lack of excitement)

As an official roommate of The Vine (the house) we celebrated Taylor turning 21! 

After two years I finally made a trip down to Grand Isle & got my first taste of a real Louisiana meat pie! Unfortunately, we couldn't get in the water because of the flesh eating bacteria that it currently plaguing some Gulf Coast beaches. It was still such a good day!

And there you have it, 2016 up to now. Shoutout to you if you stuck with this post all the way to the end, u the real mvp. See ya soon!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Thus Far

I probably should have titled this "Sorry, Behind the Drink, I kinda forgot about you for over a month because life is hectic." 
So since there's a lot to catch all of you up on, we'll just start from the first few seconds of 2016 and go from there. Okay? Okay. Let's go. 

 I was lucky enough to ring in the New Year with some of my favorite people, like my big, Sydney! (you can check her out on her blog!)

Post-New Year's Eve Starbs was an essential part of the drive back to Slidell from Thibodaux. Don't let the one picture of a Starbucks cup fool you, though, I made a Starbucks stop nearly every morning of winter break. 
this is probably why my bank account is empty

Just before my return to school, my mom and I decided we were going to be strong independent women and pick oranges off the 22 ft. tall tree in our backyard. Needless to say, I almost died in an attempt to get this picture. 
Okay, not really, but I did come close to falling off the ladder a few times. 

Once I was (finally) back in Thibodaux, life really started to get rolling.
I've moved into an on campus apartment and have loved every minute of having a bigger bed and real door! I've been spending most of my time working and actually attending class. 

The first show of 2016 was Motown and it was ah-mazing! The performers were perfect imitations of the celebrities they play, especially the boy who played young Michael Jackson (we're talking Jackson 5 age Michael Jackson here, people) However, I think the best part of this show may not have been the show itself. No, I think it would be the woman who mistakingly thought the real Motown artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder were actually performing and not a Broadway cast that takes the cake on this one. 

 I was elected to Phi Mu's Executive Board as Vice President of Chapter Developments! I'm seaux excited about this position and even more excited that I get to share this experience with these beauties! 

<Warning: Things are about to take a turn for the sappy>
On January 30, 2016, George and I celebrated our one year anniversary (separately, of course, since George is at Ole Miss six hours away) While it was difficult not actually being able to spend our anniversary together, there may be a tripped planned in the very near future that will fix that! *future blog post comin' your way*
p.s. don't judge me for using a New Year's picture ok

On Monday, Mrs. Becky Clement (Phi Mu alumna, photographer, and all around amazing woman) photographed the Executive Board and we got some really great shots, this one being one of my favorites! I mean, come on, you have to admit we look fab. 
Follow Mrs. Becky on insta to see her amazing work @simplybecky! 

And voila! There you have it, you've officially been caught up on my life in 2016 thus far! I promise I'll try not to be so neglectful of the blog from now on, but I'm not promising that I won't go AWOL for a month at some point in time. I said I'll try not to. 


Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Force Awaked in Me?

I'm the first to admit that I have a "nerdy" side. I'm a sucker for history and I'm not afraid to throw out some random history facts when they pop in my head. I used to think I'd always be the "nerdy" one in relationships. Until I met George, that is. He's the only person I know that can out nerd me in historical discussions and always has an interesting (long) Greek history lesson for me. 
let the record show that I beat him in Trivia Crack 99% of the time, though

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been making a huge commotion in the world recently. People have been excited about this for years, an excitement I hadn't really been a part of until about a month ago. Suddenly I felt like I needed to get in on this hype, find out what all the hoopla was about. After some ~convincing~ by George (I let him sweat it out but I was planning on going to see it with him the whole time) we made a date night out of it and bought tickets ahead of time to see the newest addition to the Star Wars journey. 

(don't worry, I'm not going to spoil anything)

Let me just say, I was not disappointed. At all. I was afraid of the movie being too serious or boring, a reservation I've always had about Star Wars. I was dead wrong, there is sassiness and humor woven throughout the movie. There was action and plot twists that really helped me stay interested in it the whole time.
  As I write, George tells me that he had a "nerdgasm" over this movie and says that he's glad I enjoyed it. 
The bottom line is, Stars Wars: The Force Awakens was a pleasantly surprising nerd date for George and I, so much so that I will probably take the time to watch the rest of the movies to piece together what I watched tonight (lol I was lost quite a few times).

However, this presents a daunting question: 
Is this galaxy ready for Megan Thiberville to become a Star Wars nerd? Maybe someone in a galaxy far far away has the answer. 

Disclaimer: the word "nerd" or any connotation of such is not meant in a derogatory or mean manner, so don't get your panties in a bunch

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Two for the Show

Everyone in and around New Orleans knows (or at least you should) about The Saenger Theater, the beautiful, newly restored performing arts theater located on historic Canal Street. Personally, I can say that every time I enter the theater it takes my breath away all over again, but sadly this post isn't about the theater itself, rather it's about the shows I'm lucky enough to go to at least once a month. 

For my birthday this past May, my mom prompted me with two choices for presents: one set of really amazing seats in the Saenger for one Broadway in New Orleans show OR moderate seats with season tickets. My choice was obvious, right? Go see a bunch of really awesome shows with moderate seats because there is no such thing as a bad seat in the Saenger! So that's just what we've been doing. 

The first show we saw was Disney's The Little Mermaid, which was also the beginning of my trying to convince my mom it's okay to drop $12 on a plastic glass of bubbly as long as we were coming to these shows because nothing says "I'm a regular theater go-er" quite like champagne at a show, right?

Next up on our list of shows was Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, a show that put a few twists on the most well-known princess fairytale. And as we see here I was still convincing mom about those glasses of champagne. #blessed

This past weekend was our third and final show of  2015 (worry not, the season continues until May). Disney's Newsies was much more than I could have ever expected. I went into this show knowing almost nothing about it and was completely blown away by the incredible acting and dancing from the cast. The only bad part about this show? My glass of champagne was missing.  

I'm ecstatic to see what the rest of this season has to offer (hopefully more champagne) and cannot wait to be back in the Saenger among the twinkling stars ~lights on the ceiling~ in the city that I love oh so much.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Little Things

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a sucker for the little things. A single flower picked on whim or a small note left for me to find; those are the things that make me smile (cheesy, I know. I also enjoy not-so-long walks on the beach at sunset in case you were wondering.) Among the "little things" I enjoy, picnics are definitely in my top ten favorite things to do when I catch a spare second.

This past week I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with a few of my sisters. We jumped at the hint of fall weather approaching and decided to have ourselves a picnic on the side of the bayou. Unfortunately, we didn't think about how terrible the mosquitoes would be until we were walking to our bayou-side destination. Despite the mosquitoes and swift sunset, the picnic went very well. We sipped sweet tea, ate little finger sandwiches and tea cookies, and talked about anything and everything that came to our minds. 
Needless to say, I enjoyed having a mosquito party picnic on a breezy fall day with my sisters. 
What are some of your "little things"?